Thanks Rob.

But even if we do move out of EC2 in X years, unlike partitioner, I don't think there is much to do to switch snitch. Yes, I am evaluating if there is actually good benefit to use EC2.

John

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 1:54 PM, Robert Coli <rcoli@eventbrite.com> wrote:
On Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 6:22 PM, John Wong <gokoproject@gmail.com> wrote:
What other benefits can Ec2Snitch provide in a single-region, multi-az AWS deployment besides automatically setting dc and rack for you as the snitch reads from EC2 metadata.
Obviously there is a concern with what if there is something wrong with the metadata server...

GPFS is broadly similar to EC2Snitch/EC2MRSnitch, but is usable if you for example have a DR site outside of EC2.

In general I'd probably suggest using GPFS unless you're really sure you'll always be in EC2, forever and always.

=Rob